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July 13, 1957

SOME PRINCIPLES IN THE CARE OF URINARY TRACT INJURIES

JAMA. 1957;164(11):1180-1184. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980110006002
Abstract

• Most kidney injuries can be managed conservatively, but, when definite indications for surgical intervention exist, efforts should be directed toward conservation of renal tissue. The clinical findings in a patient with renal injury vary with the amount of bleeding and urinary extravasation, but, when such damage is suspected, radiologic examination must be undertaken as soon as the shock-like state is adequately stabilized. To anastomose a severed ureter, an oblique, or side-to-side. technique is recommended.

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